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16 Mar 2013
Created: 01 Feb 2011
Daily Oklahoman, The
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
August 20, 2000, pg 25a
Comodore (Flay) Willoughby passed away August 17, 2000 at
Integrated Health Services of Midwest City. He was born March
18, 1915 in McLoud, OK to Benjamin and Leota Maxwell Willoughby.
He married Betty Raglin Willoughby on April 20, 1946. She
predeceased him on Sept. 4, 1974. His parents, four brothers and
two sisters also predeceased him.
He is survived by his wife,
Faye Taylor Willoughby of Moore, OK, who he married on August
12, 1975. He is also survived by four daughters and their
spouses: Ruth and Art Schwab of Midwest City, Ruby and Roy Wile
of Tulsa, Rebecca and David Blue of Del City and Judi and Bill
Thomas of Chickasha; two stepsons and their wives: Steve and
Ginny Taylor of Oklahoma City and Phil and Ann Taylor of Norman;
fifteen grandchildren and their spouses: Jennifer and Kyle
Kirkpatrick of Lawton, Jason, Stephanie, Sarah and Casey Heald
of Midwest City, Bryan, Corey and Dallas Schwab of Norman,
Andrew and Shari Wile of Tulsa, Adam Wile of Midwest City, Jim
and Stacey Blue of Chickasha, Jeremy and Laurie Blue of
Chickasha, Joshua and Melodie Blue of Oklahoma City, Tyler and
Erica Thomas of Chickasha; five great-grandchildren: Samantha
and Stephen Blue and Jake and Zoe Blue, all of Chickasha, and
Ashton Heald of Del City; four sisters: Ola Westbrook, Edna
Schaapveld and Mina Klemme, all of Oklahoma City and Elizabeth
Nelson of Arkansas; and numerous devoted nieces, nephews and
Mr. Willoughby was a member of Regency Park Baptist
Church of Moore. He served with the Army Air Corps during World
War II and later graduated from Southwestern Theological
Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. He was self-employed as a tile
contractor for many years in the Oklahoma City area. He was
Music Minister at Cass Heights Baptist Church near Choctaw and
at Del View Baptist Church in Del City until his retirement. He
moved to Lake Texoma in 1975 and then to Moore in 1995. He will
be greatly missed by the many people whose lives he touched.
Services will be held at Bill Eisenhour Southeast Funeral Home
in Del City at 10:00 a.m. on August 21, 2000. Interment will be
at Arlington Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Mission Hospice of Midwest City, LLC, 7301 N.
Broadway, Ste. 210, OKC, 73116. Visiting will be allowed until
9:45 a.m. on Monday.
Complied and transcribed by Marti Graham, 2009.